Vital Football

Latest Bristol City News

Football League revenue cut under new Sky deal ..

Football League revenue cut under new Sky deal ..

The Football League have agreed a new deal to broadcast matches with Sky Sports - but it is not necessarily good news for clubs.

The new deal is worth £65m a year for three seasons, and represents a £23m per year (26% drop from the previous contract, which expires at the end of next season.

Under the new agreement Sky will broadcast 75 npower Football League matches exclusively live, per season, plus the play-offs.

They will also have exclusive coverage of the Carling Cup, showing 15 matches per season including both legs of each semi-final and the final itself at Wembley.

The Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final and at least two games from the preceding rounds will also be broadcast exclusively by Sky Sports, who are expected to continue their current highlight shows.

In a statement on the official Football League website, Chairman Greg Clarke said:

'Sky Sports is a highly valued partner of The Football League and we are delighted to extend our relationship for a further three seasons. They are a class act and our clubs will welcome their continued support.

'This has been a challenging climate in which to negotiate television rights, given the state of the economy and the lack of competitive tension in the sports broadcasting market.

'I am confident that our clubs will take heart from seeing such a significant ongoing investment in their competitions, despite a reduced level of broadcasting income, as it provides financial certainty in uncertain times.'


A highlights package for terrestrial television is still up for grabs.

JOIN US ON...http://www.facebookloginhut.com/facebook-login/

FOLLOW ON...http://www.facebookloginhut.com/facebook-login/



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Andy999
Date:Thursday April 7 2011
Time: 2:34PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Bristol City Articles

Stats: Barnsley v Bristol City

All the stats from Barnsley (2) vs (2) Bristol City, Oakwell, 30/3/18 Att: 12,236

Striker Pleased With Scoresheet Return

Bristol City striker Milan Djuric has been speaking this week about his delight at returning to the scoresheet in last weekend's victory over Ipswich Town.

Stats: Bristol City v Ipswich Town

All the stats from Bristol City (1) vs (0) Ipswich Town, Ashton Gate, 17/3/18 Att: 21,509

Bristol City v Ipswich - Line Ups

Bristol City are at home with Ipswich Town visiting Ashton Gate today for the latest Championship game.

Bristol City Archived Articles

Vital Bristol City articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Bristol City
Write For Vital Bristol City
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Barnsley MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Fielding100%
Pisano0%
Wright0%
Baker0%
Bryan0%
Brownhill0%
Pack0%
Smith0%
Paterson0%
Diedhiou0%
Reid0%
Sub - Kent0%
Sub - Djuric0%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Bristol City Results (view all)

Bristol City Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.luigi BCFC2
Write for Vital Football